‘Dine and dash woman, 28, shot teenager dead after he confronted her for not paying the bill’ at restaurant in Colorado
- Rudy Arguello was shot at a restaurant parking lot in Aurora, Colorado, Tuesday
- He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead
- The Aurora Police Department identified the shooter as Jacqueline De Paz, who was apprehended during a traffic stop Thursday
- Arguello was dining at the Mariscos El Rey 2 Restaurant when he came to the aid of a waitress who attempted to stop a party of eight from fleeing without paying
- The group reportedly refused to pay and complained their food was cold
- A fight broke out at the parking lot and Arguello was shot when he tried to grab the gun away from De Paz
A 28-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting dead a teenager during an argument over an unpaid bill in a restaurant parking lot in Colorado.
Jacqueline De Paz has been held on second degree murder charges over the death of Rudy Arguello Rios, 18, in Aurora, Colorado.
Arguello Rios was dining with a friend at Mariscos El Rey 2 Restaurant last Tuesday, when an argument ensued between eight diners and a waitress.
The group, which included De Paz and several children, allegedly claimed their meal was cold and refused to pay their bill.
The upset customers allegedly bolted from the restaurant when the waitress threatened to call the police, according to the Colorado Sentinel.
The waitress and other customers who had witnessed the altercation, including Arguello Rios, reportedly followed the group into the parking lot and a brawl ensued.
Rudy Arguello-Rios was shot and killed last Tuesday after he tried to place ‘peacemaker’ between a waitress and a group of restaurant customers who refused to pay their bill
Jacqueline De Paz is being held on a $1 million bail bond following her arrest Thursday
Arguello Rios attempted to help a person who had fallen to the ground during the melee, according to a court document.
A video of the brawl reviewed by detectives allegedly showed De Paz pointing a gun at the teenager and shouting ‘back the f*** up … I got the strap now.’
Authorities say Arguello Rios tried to take the gun from De Paz, before she shot him and escaped from the scene in a Mercedes Benz vehicle.
Arguello Rios was struck on the left side of the chest and was rushed to a local hospital where he died an hour later.
A candlelight vigil was held Thursday for Rudy Arguello Rios, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed last Tuesday outside a restaurant in Aurora, Colorado
The waitress who attempted to stop the customers from fleeing the Mariscos El Rey 2 Restaurant in Aurora, Colorado, last Tuesday said Rudy Arguello Rios was ‘a peacekeeper who was yelling at the others to stop being rude and to be respectful’
In a court document, the waitress ‘described (Arguello) Rios as a peacekeeper who was yelling at the others to stop being rude and to be respectful,’ according to the affidavit.
De Paz was detained Thursday after the cops identified her following a traffic stop.
She is being held at the Arapahoe County jail on a $1 million bail bond.
Her next court date has been set for January 28.
A GoFundMe account set up for Arguello Rios’ funeral expense had received $10,764 as of Tuesday afternoon.
Rudy Arguello Rios was dining with a friend at a restaurant in Aurora, Colorado, and came to the defense of a waitress, who was trying to deter a group of eight customers from fleeing the restaurant without paying
Flowers and candles from a vigil held for Rudy Arguello Rios at a restaurant parking lot in Aurora, Colorado, where he was murdered last Tuesday